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Coolidge—largest city in Pinal County; Agri cultural and business center of entire Casa Grande Valley. VOLUME ELEVEN Graham County School Group Visit Coolidge And Valley Schools And Study Migratory Camp Plans Coolidge schools were visited Tuesday by a “co-ordi nating group” of Graham County School and P.T.A. of ficials for the purpose of studying and assisting rural areas of the county toward the solution of migrant hous- ing - and labor problems. Among the group who visi Corner, Eloy, Picacho and Marion Lee, state P.T.A. vice-1 president, Thacher; Mrs. M. J. Ferguson, Graham County P.T.A. council president, Glenbar; How ard Smith, state P.T.A. citizenship chairman. Safford; Wilford Ham lin. county school superintendent, Safford and W. T. Watson, repre sentative of the Farm Bureau. The group was conducted on its tour by John J. Bugg, county school su perintendent of Florence. The group stopped at Kenil worth school cafeteria for lunch, where they were served hot vege table soup with meat, milk, bread and butter sandwiches and raisin cake —a typical menu served to the pupils at a charge of from 2 to 10 cents each, according to what they can afford to pay. The “new building” housing cafeteria, kitchen and rest rooms was built by the W.P.A. and began operation September 13th. In its cheerful. glass-inclosed dining room with a color scheme of blue and ivory tables approximately 170 children are fed daily. This feature of the tour was of special interest to Mrs. Lee and Mr. Smith, who started the first low cost lunches to school children in Arizona—a pioneering project in which Mr. Smith grew the vege tables in his garden and Mrs. Lee dug them out and made soup for the children. Harry Culbert, superintendent of Kenilworth, conducted the party through the school’s modern cafe teria and kitchen, where Abhie Gray, cook; Maria Monreal, help er and two National Youth Admin istration girls prepare and serve the meals for all pupils and guests. o Future Farmers Slate Own Fair February 22nd By IMA FARMER Coolidge Future Farmers, for the first time since their organiza tion, are planning to hold their own Future Farmer fair in Coo lidge. In previous years, the boys have exhibited stock at Phoenix. Mesa and Chandler fairs; and they’ve won many a blue ribbon too, as a reward for their efforts, but this year they want the experience of organizing a fair of their own. They also want the people of the community to have an oppor tunity of seeing some of the stock which they have raised on their projects. The fair will be held at the high school grounds on Saturday. February 22nd. and everyone is in vited to come and see the stock and other exhibits which the boys will have. Other schools have been invited to participate and Florence Future Farmers will have a pumber of exhibits since they are near Coo lidge and the problem of trans portation is not so great. Ralph Van Zant, agricultural in structor at Chandler and Joe Reed, agricultural instructor at Mesa, will act as judges. Freeman Higginbotham has been appointed Fair Superintendent, with Theodore Smith and Bill Wynn assisting. Committees in charge of pre parations for the fair are as fol lows: Dairy; George Knox, chairman; Ross Watson, ass’t. Poultry: Mac Ware, chairman; Howard Wuertz, ass’t. Races: Leon Smith, chairman; John Sellers, ass’t. Special events: Wilbur Wuertz, chairman. Del Ray, ass’t. Swine: Verne Wuertz and Rob ert C. Horses: Leroy Shoemaker, Jack Sturgeon, and Billy Higginbotham. Shop exhibit: Bob Sweeper and Clyde Johns. ©oc»lidjQH^o^pi\mcr ited schools here at 11 Mile Casa Grande were: Mrs. Bears Lose And Win In 2-Game Week-end' Series Coolidge high school basketball teams wound up their 1940-41 home game series with a win over Superior Friday night while losing to the suberb Mesa quintet Satur day night in the high school gymn. The Friday game against Su perior was a 43-24 walkaway for the Bears who took the lead from the starting whistle. Saturday night the Bears were more or less toyed with as Mesa started a team of first string subs which played through the first three quarters of the game with i 25-25 tie score. As the final quarter started the ’ocal boys found themselves facing i completely new squad of ac- j ■urate casaba tossors who plunk-1 ed the ball into the basket from nost any angle on the court. The inal score was 39 to 30. As usual the second string teams | irovided the most excitement with he local boys winning their tilt! against Superior 33 to 32 and against Mesa 41 to 40. This week the teams are in Mesa playing for the east-central tournament title. o Propose Coxod As Ambassador To Old Mexico The state senate is unanimously in favor of President Roosevelt appointing Sen. William Coxon of Pinal county as ambassador to Mexico in event of the resigna tion of incumbent ambassador Josephus Daniels. The senators expressed their sentiments in a memorial to the president urging Coxon’s appoint ment to the post when Daniels re signs. Sen. H. H. Baker of Yuma coun ty and Sen. James Babbitt of Coconino, sponsors of the me morial, paid glowing tribute to Senator Coxon for the high es teem he enjoyed in the eyes of the Mexican president, Manuel Avila Camacho, and the Mexican people. “We all know that Senator Coxon is a man of exceptional ability, ” Baker said. “He knows the president and men of Mexico, he knows the people and their temperament and I know he will be valuable as ambassador to that country.” o Hold Oklahoman On Felony Charge A v r ire from authorities at Dur ant, Oklahoma, to James Herron, Pinal county sheriff, resulted in the arrest of Roy Rudd by local officers at Casa Grande Resettle ment Camp on a felony charge Wednesday. Rudd, his wife, daughter and two songs were working in the cotton field, at “big ranch” when the ar rest was made. The offender is behind bars in Florence awaiting the arrival of Oklahoma officers. o Weather Report Maximum and minimum dial temperatures fro the U. S. Weather bureau record at Casa Grande Ruins. Date Max. Min. February 7 63 49 .75 precipitation February 8 66 37 February 9 68 38 February 10 73 42 February 11 77 44 February 12 72 ' 42 “IN THE CENTER OF PINAL COUNTY AGRICULTURE” COOLIDGE. PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1941 Find Rocky Point Road Still Bad Harry X. Sheller and Dr. V. W. Kilcrease returned Monday from a fishing trip to Rocky’ Point, Mexico, on the Gulf of California, where they report the sea bass are “biting heavy,” although they themselves had more luck with “pintos.” The road, after you leave the United States, is in bad condi tion, according to Mr. Sheller, who said they had to dig out of sand several times before reach ing their destination. There are no hotel accomoda tions at Rocky Point and those who contemplate making the trip are advised to take along blank ets. Mr. Sheller had his sleeping bag and he and Dr. Kilcrease final ly found accomodations on pool tables in the cantina! Mexican officials, according to Mr. Sheller, were courteous and hospitable and the road will be improved in the near future, as dredging is now going on to make Rocky Point a deep sea port. “Bear Tracks” Is New Hi-School Examiner Feature In keeping with the policy of the Examiner for full news coverage a new column “Bear Tracks” contributed by students of the Union High school class of journalism, under the direc tion of Miss Eugenia Brandon, will appear weekly. The students have named their own column and members of the class contributing are: Mary Lou Anderson, Eleanor Call, Jaunita Dobson, Virginia Gleason,. Wanda Lee,.. Phyllis Newcomb, Rose Titus, Mozelle Treadway, Delaine Ketchum, Jim Maxwell, W. T. Smothers, Larry Sowell, Ray Wellborn, and Berne Wuertz. Mother Os Local Man Dies Tuesday Mrs. Emma Frida Spangehl, mother of A. W. Spangehl, Coo lidge school principal, died Tues day in her home at Casa Grande. Mrs. Spangehl was born 63 years ago in Tilfit Germany, and is sur vived Harriet Spangehl, daugh ter, of Los Angtles; two sons, Adolph of Coolidge and Frank of Superior; a sister, Anna Souers of Washington and brother Will iam Matzot, California. Services were held at the' Luthern Evangelical church, Casa Grande, Thursday and interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. ■ o Cattle Trade Is Brisk And Feed Good In Area Cattle trading has been brisk in Coolidge and vicinity the past week, with cattle moving at good prices, according to Billy Knight, district cattle inspector. The range is in fine condition, with plenty of feed, due to an open winter and abudant rain. Cattlemen look forward to a lively spring market. Mixed steers sold at a good price, with cows bringing approximately $45.00 and cows with calves around $65.00. Among the local cattlemen who shipped feeder and stocker cattle to California, Montana and various points in the northern part of the state are Tad Lynch, H. Ramsey, Amandus Peters. Clay Hall, Jewel England, Howard Holland, R. S. Dickerson. Herbert Hanna, Cle mans Cattle Company, Pottebaum and Chandler. o Jug Como On Peace Charge The peace of Davidson’s cotton camp was rudely disturbed Sunday by Clarence Como, negro, who end ed a drinking spree by deciding things were too dull around there and proceeded to liven them up, according to his own idea. Unsympathetic camp dwellers sent for “the law” and Como is thoroughly subdued as a result; working out a 25 day sentence at hard labor, given him by Judge D. Elledge Monday. Return From Augusta, Georgia Cotton Conclave John D. Goree, representing Casa Grande Valley cotton pro ducers and A. P. Whitehead, representing the ginning interests of Boswell Company, returned last week from the National Cotton Counsel of America held at Au gusta, Georgia; where the 18 cot ton producing states had repre sentatives present. The purpose of the conference was to devise ways and means to increase domestic consumption of cotton and cotton seed products. The plan includes an intensive advertising program which is in tended to increase domestic con sumption of cotton to 10,000,000 bales a year. Important subjects affecting the cotton industry were disciusied, and Will Clayton of Houston, Texas, president of Anderson Clayton Cotton Company, of which Western Cotton Products Comp any is a subsidery, gave an ad dress concerning the many ramifi cations of the cotton business. An interesting sidelight was given by Mr. Whitehead on some of the officials in attendance at the council: among them, Oscar Johnson of Scott. Mississippi, president of the National Cotton Council of America and rated the world’s largest cotton producer with 6,600 acres in his home plan tation alone, which is farmed by 583 families. That, accoring to Mr. Whitehead, is “quite a bit of cotton.” —o Race Proves Officer Faster Clyde Penix, local law enforce ment officer, and Sam Louis, Pima Indian, staged a foot-race down south Main street Sunday, but the onlookers didn’t have time to bet! Familiar with the fact that the arm of the law is long, Louis was too drunk to take its legs into ac count —the law “got him.” Today he is a sadder, but wiser Indian, sentenced Monday by Judge Charles D. Elledge to 10 days hard labor. YES, Nobody’s Friend Recently a Chicago newspaper carried a news item referring to the 1941 catalogue of a huge mail order house saying, “The current edition consists of about seven million copies. The book weighs about five pounds and the whole edition 17,500 TONS.” By an interesting coincidence another Chicago newspaper on the same day, carried a promotion ad of one of the big banks which reproduced an ad it had published in 1920. That ad, telling of the com mercial progress of Chicago, featured the fact that, “the two largest mail order houses in the world” were selling $440,000,000 of goods a year by mail.” At the bottom of the ad appeared this statement: “Since the advertisement reproduced above first appeared, the Chicago mail order ind ustry has developed into a great retail dis tributive structure, nationwide inscope with a score of mail order plants * * * * doing a business of more than ONE BILLION FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS a year.” Do these two items, reprinted above, mean any thing to we who live in Coolidge? They should. Does it mean anything that nearly a ton of these catalogues of one of these huge firms were distributed in Coo lidge this week? It should. Contray to what many folks believe merchandise listed and illustrated by the mail order merchants are not one whit lower than prices of similar items in the stores of Coolidge merchants. There is no advantage and, certainly, no percent age in catalogue shopping. Coolidge business men give dollar for dollar more quality, and you can SEE what you buy. When Coolidge folks are not satisfied with a home purchase they are sure of immediate and satisfactory replacement from business men of the city. But what about the unsatisfactory goods from the mail-order firm? If the item is returned there is a long and trying exchange of letters and explanation which usually ends to the disadvantage of the customer. There is no substitute for the home merchant. Yes, again we say,, the mail order house is no boday’s friend. It pays to buy in Coolidge and trade in Coolidge. O. H. Brewer Dies At Home Here Orville H. Brewer, 77, died in his home northeast of Coolidge Sunday, after a short illness. He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and came here three years ago from Texas. He is survived by his wife, Charity; son George, and daughter, Rhoda Langford, all of Coolidge. Services were held from Cole and Maud Mortuary Monday, after which the body was taken to Mesa for burial. o Handles Live Reptiles In Hi- School Lecture “Living reptiles of the world" was the subject of a lecture given Friday in the Union high school assembly hall by Miss Moore, representative of the Unit ed States Zoological Society. There were living boa con strictors from Africa on display in strong wire cages, a Chinese dragon from the Fiji Islands, gila monsters and rattle snakes from Arizona and a small crocodile, all of which Miss Moore took out and handled during her lecture on their habits and care to be taken against the venom of their fangs. In addition to these, there was a rare 2 foot lizard from Madagascar that had died the night before from cold, because Miss Moore had been unable to procure a steam-heated garage In which to keep the reptiles. The Madagascar lizards, she stated, rarely live long when taken from their native habitat and must be frequently replaced on her tours. The gentle little creature so re cently dead had lashed at her with its tail during a previous demonstration and the result, she stated had been nine stitches taken across her hip. The lecture, according to stu dents was not only educative, but interesting and instructive. Such features as this add im mesurably toward building a keener student interest Wi lectures. Sen. Wm. Coxon Denounces S.R.VW.U. , Officials in Senate Speech Wednesday Flatly denouncing officials of Salt River Valley Water Users association and charging them with negligence Senator Wm. Coxon of Pinal county introduced a resolu tion in the state senate Wednesday calling upon the state corporation commission to fix rates and otherwise regu late delievery of power to Casa Grande Valley farmers. Coxon declared shortage of electrical energy for purnp- 333,228 Acre Ft Os Stored Water In Coolidge Lake Nearly 42,000 acre feet of water •toured into Coolidge lake during the past seven days bringing the total of sicred water available for Casa Grande valley irrigation to 333,228 acre feet. Ti)is is an in crease of 41,932 for the week. Daily elevations for the week >vere: % February 6. 291,296. February 7, 294,131. February 8, 301,902. February 10, 318,638. February 11, 325,075. February 12, 329,070. February 13, 333,228. Weekly Classes For Farmers To Start Tuesday The Agricultural Department of Coolidge Union High school will start a weekly night class for farmers, and men of other professions between the ages of 17 atid 30, inclusive. The purpose of the group is the study of cotton diseases, cotton and alfalfa production, A.A.A. Program and similar subjects. The class starts Tuesday, February 18th, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school and all who are interested in learning more about the vital problems of the farm community may attend. Charter Members Feature Womans Jubilee Meeting A program of reminisence was presented by charter members of the Coolidge Womans Club, at the club-house Thursday, in comme moration of the National Federa tion’s Golden Jubilee. The club-house was decorated with sweet peas and ferns, a corsage of the same flowers be ing given each charter member of whom fourteen were present, and the club’s present president, Mrs. Ralph Sewell. Mrs. W. H. Farnsworth, program chairman, called on charter mem bers, who responded with a brief memory of the Coolidge club’s beginning. The program included musical numbers by the Coolidge Musi cian’s club, under the direction of Mrs. B. L. Steward. Mrs. Anna Christenson, Coolidge Womans Club’s first president, and Mrs. Sewell, present presi dent, poured tea. Mrs. M. M. Ware was refresh ment chairman; Mrs. C. L. Skou sen, Asa Gardner, C. J- Moody and E. D. Chandler co-hostesses. Charter members present in cluded: Mesdames Dora Bowndy, Christenson, Fred Carpenter, L. B. Gardener, Farnsworth, R. J. Jones, J. C. Jayne, Ray Kenworthy. Meddock, W. E. Nutt, C. E. Nichols, Earl Patterson, Clara Sea goe and M. L. Wallace. Special guests were; Mrs. N. Bess Prather, Casa Grande; Mrs. ,V. H. Lane, Tucson; and Mrs. Nutt, Phoenix. 0 Slate American Legion Meeting Monday Night Registering of American Legion members for limited service for national defense will continue at the meeting of the veterans, to be held Monday night in the cham ber of commerce office according to Kenyon Harris, post command er. Coolidge Dam 332,- 228 Acre Feet of Water Available, February 13 1941. NUMBER 50 inp purposes in Casa Grande Val ley during the past season were re sponsible for the loss of $1,500,000 to valley farmers. Senator Coxon said, as he intro duced his resolution. “It is with reluctance, that I once more find it necessary to openly attack the Salt River Val ley Water Users association in so far as their relationship with farm ers of the Casa Grande valley. “Promises were made by the Water users association that there would he a firm source of power available to the Casa Grande val ley. "Instead, the mount of energy available was reduced on three occasions during the midst of the growing season last summer until power was available only 28 hours a week. “The havoc to the farmers was one of the most astounding and pathetic things that ever happen ed to the valley. ‘ The Water Users failed to an ticipate the needs of their custom ers. It seems to me this was noth ing but gross indifference. “It seems to me,” Coxon con tinued, “that the corporation com mission should recognize the fact that the Water Users association is a public utility and has a re sponsibilty to its customers.” Coxon said the Casa Grande dis trict farmers, unable to obtain power, had to purchase pumps, motors, and equipment costing $500,000. With the maturing of their crops delayed and picking of cotton delayed by rains, the blos soms still are on the stalks, he said. The farmers, he reported, had applied for permission to connect their pumps with the lines of the El Paso Natural Gas company. “And now,” he asserted, “the Water Users association has pro tested to the corporation commis sion against this. “The Casa Grande valley is cer tainly entitled to consideration and we intend to get it.” he said. Coxon’s resolution said the Water Users had been receiving power from the Colorado river for a year “at greatly reduced rates,” but “has refused to give its mustomers any advantage of such reduced cost to it byway of reduction in the rates charged to its custom ers.” Sen. Joe C. Raldiman and Mar vin E. Smith of Maricopa asked and obtained reference of the reso lution to the committee on agri cultural and irrigaation of which Coxon is chairman. o Coolidge To Have New $12,000 Farm Shop At School A new $12,000 farm shop addi tion to Coolidge Union high school has been assured according to a telegram received this week by Principal W. R. Taylor from H. H. Dinwiddie, W.PA. official in Phoe nix. Os the total cost 85 per cent will be paid by the federal govern ment while the remaining 15 per cent will come from school funds. The farm shop will teach me chanical courses covering varied fields and the government, be cause of its present preparedneess drive, is anxious to have as many young men equipped with me chanical knowledge as possible, in the event they must be called to serve in aviation factories or other governmental departments where mechanical knowledge is neces sary. For this reason, the government is assuming the major cost of all Farm Shops, and Coolidge was selected among the first for this enterprise, because of its central location. Orville A. Bell, architect is now drawing plans and specifications and work will start as soon as these are completed.